Monday, May 12, 2014

Bison Meatloaf with Carrots and Potatoes

This is by far the best meatloaf I ever had. My mother used to make meatloaf with carrots and potatoes surrounding it so I make mine the same way. A meal all in one dish. At my local Ingles grocery store I can purchase ground bison from Carolina Bison company (click the link to see if it's carried in your area, they also ship). Here's some nutritional information about eating bison from the National Bison Association.

Since we were having company for the weekend I used three packages. Besides I like to have left over meatloaf for the next day. I mixed the meat with finely chopped onions, medium chopped peppers, oregano, marjoram, basil, salt, pepper, three eggs, and gluten free crackers rolled medium fine. I put the crackers in a baggie and roll them with a rolling pin for my own gluten free cracker crumbs. I mixed this all up first with a spoon then with my hands. I've never been able to mix up a meatloaf well enough unless I use my hands.

I shaped the meat mixture into a loaf and placed in the center of a 13 x 10 inch glass casserole dish. I used baby carrots whole and purple potatoes chopped medium and placed them around the outside of the loaf. I poured two cans of diced tomatoes over the top and sprinkled with more spices of oregano, marjoram, and basil. I topped the casserole with some slices of pepper jack cheese. I placed in a preheated 350 F oven for one hour and fifteen minutes. Years ago when I made beef meatloaf there was always a lot of grease in the vegetables. Since the packaged bison I used has very little fat there was a nice au jus for the vegetables after cooking. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. Hello Linda:

    This does indeed sound delicious and how nice it is that you continue to use your mother's receipt.

    Tímea, our cook/housekeeper, also makes a very good meat loaf which we enjoy either hot or cold. Sadly bison meat is not available here.

  2. Nothing like the hands (or Chef's Tongs) for good mixing! The meatloaf looks delicious.
    How's the studio coming?

  3. Hi Jane and Lance, thanks, yes the things we can thank our mothers for, you are so right meatloaf is good cold or hot.

    Hi Suzi, thanks, well we just got the cabinet finally in that was left off the order and out the counter top in, now I have to unpack the boxes and fill in the cabinets this week, so stay tuned for a few photos (anyway) by the end of the week hopefully.

  4. I love meatloaf too, Linda, and yours looks absolutely fabulous.

  5. Love meatloaf! Yours looks wonderful...yummy!

  6. that looks fantastic!
    It looks like you two are settling in well in Georgia!

  7. Not being a meatloaf fan, this actually sounds delicious. I love pot roast with lots of potatoes and carrots roasted by the side.

  8. I always make a double recipe of meatloaf because we love meatloaf sandwiches.

  9. Hi Gigi, thanks, it's been so long since I've had meatloaf since I quite eating beef about twenty years I think so now I can occasionally have it with bison.

    Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, I think the melted cheese makes it look a bit better than usual.

    Hi Meredith, thanks, oh it was wonderful to eat, we have been working ourselves to the bone getting all our home projects done and then starting others.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, surprised you don't like meatloaf, if it's dry it isn't good, my mom used to make pot roast the same way - baked in a porcelain covered metal baking casserole container.

    Hi Ms. Sparrow, thanks, oh I do like meatloaf sandwiches as well just need to find some gluten free bread.


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